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obsess

ob·sess

obsess

 
 
pronunciation:
b ses
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: obsessed, obsesses, obsessing
definition: to preoccupy the mind or emotions of (someone) excessively or abnormally.
A desire for revenge obsesses her.
synonyms:
consume, haunt, possess
similar words:
absorb, control, engross, fixate, immerse, infatuate, monopolize, preoccupy